John Addison

John Addison
John Addison is the Leadership Editor for SUCCESS and the author of Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose, a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-seller. Renowned for his insight and wisdom on leadership, personal development and success, John is a sought-after speaker and motivator. Read more on his blog, and follow John on Facebook and Twitter.

3 Qualities of Optimistic Leaders

By John Addison | August 29, 2018

The best leaders are guided by optimism.

To Be a Better Leader, You Need to Empathize

By John Addison | March 13, 2018

A great leader must understand his or her team.

Master the Art of Delegation in 3 Steps

By John Addison | January 8, 2018

Delegation empowers your team while creating space for you to focus on the large, important decisions. 

How to Take Responsibility in a Crisis

By John Addison | December 11, 2017

Own it. Earn respect by taking responsibility. 

3 Ways for Leaders to Be a Calming Force

By John Addison | November 13, 2017

How to lead someone who thinks everything is urgent

The 9 People You Need to Be Successful

By John Addison | October 9, 2017

‘Old friends, they shine like diamonds. Old friends, you can always call. Old friends, Lord, you can’t buy ‘em. You know it’s old friends after all.’

5 Traits of Naturally Resilient People

By John Addison | September 25, 2017

Bring out your best in times of trouble.

How to Build Self-Control

By John Addison | September 11, 2017

If you’re struggling with self-control, don’t spend your energy pretending you’re not struggling. 

5 Positive Ways to Build Your Belief in Yourself

5 Positive Ways to Build Your Belief in Yourself

By John Addison | August 28, 2017

Be boldly humble.

Why You Should Keep Pushing Through Your Setbacks

By John Addison | August 14, 2017

I want to talk to you today about overcoming setbacks in life. I have learned that things and you are never as good as you think they are when everything’s going great, when everything’s just wonderful. But on the other side of that, it’s never as bad and you’re never as bad as things seem…